Posts Tagged ‘Wretches & Jabberers’

University of Northern Iowa’s 2014 Midwest Summer Institute: Inclusion & Communication for All

The University of Northern Iowa’s Continuing Education Program, in partnership with Syracuse University’s Institute on Communication and Inclusion and Inclusion Connection, is hosting the 2014 Midwest Summer Institute: Inclusion & Communication for All on┬áJune 23-24, 2014. Join with a community of educators, families, individuals with and without disabilities, support personnel, and researchers for two days…

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Facilitated Communication Training Conference, Day Two

After a great first day of Saved By Typing’s Facilitated Communication Master Trainer Training Conference on Saturday, everyone was eager to get back to it for the second session on Sunday, where typers and facilitators could start to practice the principles they learned from Marilyn Chadwick, Harvey Lavoy and Tracy Thresher. After breaking up into…

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Facilitated Communication Training Conference, Day One

More than 80 typers, family members, and facilitators attended Saved By Typing’s first Training the Trainer Conference in Central Indiana on April 26 and 27, 2014. Training, which was supported by Syracuse University School of Education’s Institute on Communication and Inclusion (ICI,) was conducted by Master Trainers Marilyn Chadwick, Harvey Lavoy, and Tracy Thresher. The…

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ICI Autism Summer Institute: Training and Information for FC Typers, Parents, Trainers and Educators

The Syracuse University School of Education’s Institute on Communication and Inclusion (ICI) is a leader in the field of research and training on facilitated communication (FC). Its initiatives stress the important relationship of communication to inclusion. Each year, the ICI sponsors the Autism Summer Institute, an educational and engaging journey, with workshops, presentations, panels for…

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Facilitated Communication: Tracy Thresher & John Smyth at 2011 ICI Summer Institute

Supported typers Tracy Thresher, co-star of the documentary Wretches & Jabberers, and John Smyth use supported typing to have a conversation at Syracuse University’s 2011 Institute of Communication and Inclusion Summer Institute: Connection, Communication, and Creativity. A true example of Facilitated Communication in action! This is the first time Tracy and John had an opportunity…

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Typers Hold Panel Discussion After Screening of Wretches & Jabberers

This past Sunday afternoon, a screening of Gerardine Wurzburg’s movie Wretches & Jabbers was held at the Brownsburg Public Libarary. The movie, released in 2011, is about the international efforts of Tracy Tresher and Larry Bisonnette to promote supported typing as a method of communication for nonverbal autistic individuals, as well as to connect with…

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Chammi Rajapatirana

  Typing for over a decade, Chammi Rajapatirana is currently living in Sri Lanka where he and his mom, the only FC trainers in the area, are helping others learn the method. Chammi is also co-founder/co-president of the E.A.S.E. Foundation, which aims to help people with disabilities in leading productive, stimulating lives, particularly through effective…

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